As the past 5 posts on Bangkok have probably demonstrated I think it is an awesome city. However, wierdly one of the best things about it is that it is easy to get out of.
For instance, you can jump into a cab, say the city “Trat” and 3 hours later of being driven at 2,000,000kmph by a buddhist taxi driver unconcerned with death arrive at Thailand’s southern coast. A 1 hour speedboat ride after that and you can be on the relatively undiscovered island of Koh Kood.
Now there are a couple of ways to stay on Koh Kood. We stayed in an eco friendly resort made out of reclaimed timber at about USD50 a night called Bann Makok. It was cute and unassuming.
You could also stay at Soneva Kiri by Six Senses. It costs USD5,000 to 10,000 a night. It has private beaches, butlers and golf carts to get around. It can also be invaded by kayak with 20 or so minutes hard paddling from Bann Makok.
Which means you get the smug feeling of paying USD50 a night but still being able to enjoy their beach which is an echo of perfection and then eating at their beach restaurant afterwards.
- Price – Bann Makok @ 50USD a night, Soneva Kiri @ USD5,000 a night or more
- Location – Koh Kood island, a hour by speedboat from the city of Trat